A large population of patients that visit KEM Hospital are from the poor or lower middle strata of
society. For them, medical treatment, especially hospitalization is a financial burden. KEM
Hospital tries to help in certain cases by giving concessions in the charges and, occasionally, by
waiving them altogether. The MSW department tries to help those who cannot afford any
charges at all, with medicines and nutrition. Special efforts have to be made to raise funds for
major requirements like cardiac surgery, cochlear implants, renal transplants, chemotherapy
and treatment in the Intensive Care Units.